In an effort to alleviate some logistical nightmares I have decided to make some changes to the 40 @ 40 Ride. We are still going to finish up with the Falls Creek trail. Paul is going to pace me, Jeep is going to sweep me and Dave is going to be our driver so [Continue Reading]
Yes, her birthday has passed, but that will not prevent Melanie Norris from continuing the celebration throughout much of 2011. The GGG co-founder has set her sights on an epic ride that will include Smith Creek and Falls Creek. Total mileage is estimated at 43 [Continue Reading]
Next week, I will be doing a 60 @ Sixty presentation for my peers (Castle Rock senior citizens). Clearly, they are desperate for speakers. I decided to put together a slideshow that is more comprehensive that the one I published in July, which was about five [Continue Reading]
It’s sometimes difficult to explain why riding 60 miles of trail in a single day is a significant challenge. This video does a pretty good job of laying it out. We rode through alpine meadows, east-side pine forest, and blast zone. We were in old growth [Continue Reading]
It took a sterling support crew, spot-on logistics, and a take-no-prisoners ride pace, but we got the job done. The dream I’ve had for the last year – to ride 60 miles of prime trail in a single day to celebrate my sixtieth birthday – was achieved [Continue Reading]
It’s impossible to know if you’ve done enough to prepare, but I think I’m ready. All systems are go for Friday, July 23rd. Since January 1, I’ve racked up 68 rides and 51 gym workouts. Down 13 pounds to 185 and feeling strong. I [Continue Reading]
Sher likes to say, “The more you celebrate life, the more life you have to celebrate.” In that spirit, I’ve set a goal to ride a total of 60 miles on four trails in the Cascades in one day to celebrate my 60th birthday this summer. The logistics [Continue Reading]
In an effort to attract more mountain bikers to the area, the Cowlitz County Tourism Bureau asked me to create a page on their website highlighting some of the most popular rides in the vicinity, including Ape Canyon, Siouxon, Lewis River, and Falls Creek. Oddly, you’ll find that Growlers is not mentioned.